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  Mortgage Valuation
  Property Valuation
  Homebuyer Report
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Valuation
Property
Valuation
Homebuyer
Report
Building
Survey
Help you make a reasoned and informed decision
as to whether to proceed, reconsider or renegotiate on the purchase
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Identify potential problems
such as any repairs or replacements the property needs including inspecting roofs, chimneys and other surfaces on the outside of the building from ground level
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Can help you negotiate a better property price
Where problems are discovered or a lower valuation is given, buyers are enabled to negotiate a lower buying price
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Show traffic light ratings
which give you a green/amber/red condition of your property in an easy-to-understand format
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Prepare you
for potential costly repairs after you move in
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Completed by a RICS Surveyor
Surveyor Local’s national panel of surveyors are fully qualified and highly experienced chartered surveyors
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Independent valuation
gives you a professional valuation of the property, helping prevent you from paying too much for the property
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Exhaustive report
a more indepth survey on construction, issues and defects
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Appropriate for all properties
a suitable survey, irrespective of age, construction type, condition and level of modification
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Highlights urgent issues
Reports on any defects needing urgent attention
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Ongoing maintenance
Professional recommendations on repairs and maintenance
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Building reinstatement costs
Included for insurance purposes
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Appropriate for standard property types
Suitable for properties built later than1900 of standard construction (brick and tile)
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Appropriate for unusual property types
Suitable for a older, unusually constructed (e.g. thatch roof) or extensively modified properties (e.g. extended) or those in need of modernisation
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Advice for your solicitor
Observations that may impact the legal title investigation conducted by your solicitor.
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Which building survey is right for my prospective house purchase ?

  • House suitable for a HomeBuyer Report

    Homebuyer Report in Houghton Regis

    The Homebuyer Report is the best choice when purchasing a property constructed from standard materials i.e. brick & tile, in reasonable repair and not over 100 years in age.

  • Property suitable for a Building Survey

    Building Survey in Houghton Regis

    The Building Survey (which used to be called a Full Structural Survey in Houghton Regis) is also carried out by a MRICS/FRICS surveyor and is more exhaustive. Choose this for non standard e.g. wood frame homes.

  • Surveyor carrying out a Property Valuation

    Property Valuation Report in Houghton Regis

    This is an independent valuation . This is typically chosen by cash purchasers or anyone needing a formal valuation e.g. a dispute.

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HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Houghton Regis and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Houghton Regis property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Houghton Regis property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Houghton Regis House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor check the safety of the gas appliances?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the mains is connected at the property, as well as gas affiliated fixtures such as fireplaces. If there are any gas fittings they won't however be taken off. The gas system won't be tested at all. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.

The regulations stipulate that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Houghton Regis, and think we saw signs of insects in the hall. What can we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected property may not always be easy to identify. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies to vermin can include chemical treatment.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should rain have on our new property in Houghton Regis? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that the impact wet weather can have on Houghton Regis buildings is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. If you have only been to the property you intend to purchase in good weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are under performing include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. This can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair, if identified early. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

HomeBuyer Report

Is it best to have a HomeBuyer Report, Building Survey or Full Structural Survey for a home in Houghton Regis and which one is the cheapest?

The Full Structural Survey has been renamed a Building Survey, although it is essentially the same survey.

If the Houghton Regis property is a flat, or is an older property, or has been structurally modified, or is built of unusual materials, RICS recommend the cheaper HomeBuyer Report.

If you are planning to do any major works, RICS recommend you choose a Building Survey. This more detailed survey is not as cheap, but it will give you exhaustive analysis of the Houghton Regis property's general condition in addition to an opinion on defects and maintenance options .

For more details you can get an instant Houghton Regis House Survey Quote on our site or call 0800 038 6667 to speak to a member of our team.

Gas flame

Does the qualified surveyor check the safety of the gas appliances?

A qualified surveyor will locate and visually examine the easily accessible parts of the gas system. A surveyor will want to inspect whether the mains is connected at the property, as well as gas affiliated fixtures such as fireplaces. If there are any gas fittings they won't however be taken off. The gas system won't be tested at all. Needless to say, gas is potentially deadly and if there are any worries about gas, call a gas engineer.



The regulations stipulate that all landlords are obligated to complete appliance and installation inspections yearly. Non compliance penalties include heavy fines .

Timber damage by insect larvae

We are buying in Houghton Regis, and think we saw signs of insects in the hall. What can we do?

Infestations can range from the mild and harmless, to the seriously harmful. Pests quite literally come in all shapes and sizes, and can be more difficult to treat than many buyers realise. An affected property may not always be easy to identify. As an example, bed bugs do not live in mattresses, as in commonly thought, but in cracks in the bed frame, or around the room, and will feed on the host at night. Remedies to vermin can include chemical treatment.

Damage caused by high rainfall

How will we know what effect should rain have on our new property in Houghton Regis? We're concerned about replacement costs.

I find it odd that the impact wet weather can have on Houghton Regis buildings is not given the attention it deserves by house purchasers. If you have only been to the property you intend to purchase in good weather, obvious defects may be harder to find. Signs that downspouts are under performing include flaking or efflorescence on external walls. This can lead to fungi or mould which can be a health risk.

That is not to say that drainage problems should cause you to reconsider a purchase. They are usually a simple matter to repair, if identified early. If not cleared out regularly, however, the damage can be very costly and time-consuming to remedy.

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